Do you wish to learn how to change your Facebook Page name? We have been getting a number of enquiries from South Africans over this. Facebook Pages can be opened by anyone. However, they are most ideal for businesses.
Let’s assume that you are an electrician in the small town of Phalaborwa, as an example. How are you going to reach your customers? There are many ways of doing this. However, one of the best is to create a Facebook Page. You can use this Page as a platform on which to interact with current and former customers.
You can also use it to reach out to prospective customers. Your previous customers can leave reviews on your Page. If they are good, these reviews will help you attract more customers. You are here because you have a Facebook Page whose name you wish to change. There could be any number of reasons for doing this. But how do you do it?
How to Change your Facebook Page name
The following is how to change your Facebook Page name;
- Log into your Facebook Profile and look for the Page whose name you wish to change in the menu on the left of the screen. Pages usually appear under Your Shortcuts.
- If the Page is not visible, click on your profile picture and then click on See all profiles. Next, click on See all Pages.
- A list of your Pages will appear. Click on Switch now on the Page whose name you wish to change.
- Click on Settings in the bottom left of your screen.
- Click on Edit in front of Name under General Page settings.
- Change your name and click on Review changes.
- If satisfied, click on Request change.
Will the change happen immediately?
That’s how to change your Facebook Page name? But once you have completed the above steps, does the name change happen immediately?
The answer is no, what you will be doing is to actually “request,” to have your Page’s name changed to something else. Facebook will need 3 days in which to go through the name before approval of the change is granted.
This time is needed because some verification of the new name will be taking place. People who subscribe to your Page will also be informed about the name change.
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How long before I can change my Facebook Page again
Let’s say you have changed your Facebook Page’s name today, how long will you have to wait before you can change it again? According to Facebook, you have 7 days before you are able to request another name change.
So, that’s something to always keep in mind. You need to be very sure that the name that you are choosing is the one that you want. Otherwise you will have to wait a week before rolling back the change.
Why change the name of your Facebook Page?
In this article, we showed you how you can give your Facebook Page a new name. But why would you seek to do this? Remember we have already noted that mostly businesses create Facebook Pages. That’s the case in South Africa and across the world.
There could be any number of reasons for changing the name. Maybe your business has rebranded, and now you wish to align the Page with the new brand. Or maybe your brand has been acquired by another company, and a name change is needed to reflect these changes.
We have previously written on how to delete a Facebook Page. That’s another thing that you may be looking to do as a way of managing your business’ online presence.